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INDIA GOES AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA IN THE FINAL T20 MATCH

ANM News Desk: The Indian cricket team will go head to head with South Africa in the third and final T20 match at Bengaluru on Sunday. The game will begin at 7 P.M.

Following a 7-wicket victory in the second T20 at Mohali on Wednesday, India is seeking a 2-0 series win before the Test series gets underway from 2nd of next month.

However, South Africa will be hoping to get their first win under Quinton De Kock’s captaincy as they look to level the series.

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ICC WORKING TOWARDS INCLUDING CRICKET IN THE OLYMPICS

ANM News Desk: Cricket could be part of the 2028 Olympics as the ICC is working towards getting the sport included in the roster for the Los Angeles Games, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Committee chairman Mike Gatting said.

The BCCI recently coming under the ambit of National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), an affiliate of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), could be key to the final outcome as it is mandatory for all sporting federations’ doping policy to be overseen by the premier body.

Former England batsman Gatting said ICC’s new chief executive Manu Sawhney told the MCC’s Cricket Committee that progress had been made to ensure the game’s inclusion in the world’s biggest sporting event.

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INDIA TAKES OVER WEST INDIES IN CLEAN STREAK AT T20 INTERNATIONAL

ANM News Desk: India completed a 3-0 clean sweep over the West Indies after winning the third and final T20 International by seven wickets in Guyana last night. Indian skipper Virat Kohli and young wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant starred with the bat, helping India achieve the 147-run target with five balls to spare. Pant stitched a 106-run partnership with Kohli.

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SACHIN TENDULKAR INDUCTED INTO ICC’S HALL OF FAME

ANM News Desk: Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar has been inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame alongside South African pace legend Allan Donald.

Joining Tendulkar and Donald in the Hall of Fame was two-time World Cup-winning Australian woman cricketer Cathryn Fitzpatrick.

The 46-year-old former right-hand batsman is regarded the greatest to have played the game along with Sir Donald Bradman and remains the top run-accumulator in both Tests and ODIs.

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ENHANCED INFRASTRUCTURE WILL HELP TO BOOST CRICKET IN J&K: PARVEZ RASOOL

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Well-known cricketer Parvez Rasool while addressing a Presser in Srinagar said that he would have performed better if the state had the right cricket infrastructure. However, he asserted that things had started to improve as the J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) was on job to groom players from the grass-roots.

“I could have performed better, but I stayed back due to a few things. I did not get the required infrastructure here as there were no turf wickets then. Whatever facilities are available outside, we do not even have five per cent of it. The JKCA for the first time in J&K’s history organised a district tournament last year that saw participation of 1,300 teams. This year, 1,600 teams will participate. Now, selectors are going to the districts instead of players coming to Srinagar. We got a fast bowler from Kupwara and we discovered talent from remote areas of Pulwama and Kulgam districts. Even from Ladakh, we have selected two to four boys who could represent the state if properly trained,” Rasool said.

In 2013, the cricketer from Bijbehara in Anantnag district the hotbed of new-age militancy was included in the Indian team for Zimbabwe. However, Parvez made his one-day debut against Bangladesh in 2014. He also represented Pune Warriors and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. He said five more turf pitches were coming up in near future.

CRICKET

ENGLAND AND NEW ZEALAND TO GO HEAD-TO-HEAD IN ICC WORLD CUP FINALS

ANM News Desk: England will be facing New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup final. This will be England’s fourth final and New Zealand’s second.

The final match will be played at Lord’s stadium, known as the home of cricket. Lord’s also hosted the final of the inaugural World Cup in 1975.

England stormed into the World Cup final with an 8-wicket victory over Australia while New Zealand reached their second successive World Cup final after toppling India by 18 runs.

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DON’T EVEN THINK OF RETIREMENT: LATA MANGESHKAR EXTENDS SUPPORT TO MS DHONI

ANM News Desk: On Wednesday, Indians endured a massive disappointment when New Zealand thrashed team India to emerge the first finalist of 2019 ICC World Cup. India lost the match by just 18 runs. But Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni were the rebellious conquerors.

However, the 38-year-old veteran is rumored to declare his retirement anytime soon.

RAHUL DRAVID

BCCI APPOINTS RAHUL DRAVID AS HEAD OF CRICKET AT NATIONAL CRICKET ACADEMY

Amarnath, Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday appointed Rahul Dravid as Head of Cricket, National Cricket Academy (NCA), Bengaluru. Mr. Dravid will oversee all cricket related activities at NCA and will be involved in mentoring, coaching, training and motivating players, coaches and support staff at the NCA.

Mr. Dravid will also work closely with the National Men’s and Women’s Head Coaches and Cricket Coaches for India Developmental teams – including India A, India Under 19, India Under 23 teams, in the identification of key training and development objectives.

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PANT TO REPLACE DHONI

ANM News Desk: Rishabh Pant will replace Ms Dhoni as wicketkeeper for the final 2 matches of India’s ODI series against Australia while the former captain prefers to be rested prior to the World Cup later this year.

Dhoni  will make an announcement on his future continuations after the World Cup in England and Wales.

The Indian Captain, Virat Kohli believed that the final two games would allow the players to prove themselves.

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FIRST TWO-TONED INDIAN JERSEY

ANM News Desk: The Indian team jersey for the upcoming 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup was launched in Hyderabad on Friday. Team India Captain Virat Kohli alongwith Mahehndra Singh Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane and Prithvi Shaw were present at the launch. India’s women cricketers Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues also accompanied the men in blue.

The jersey by Nike, for the first time will have a two-toned blue both in the front and the back.